Folks should be aware that Brewood is not really a great place to try and park... we arrived early luckily and then drove around the town trying to find parking.. eventually finding some street parking a distance away from the restaurant and as such we had a good 5+ minute walk to get to it. There is aparently a small car park in the only street we probably didn't drive down.. no apparent signage for parking that we saw...nevermind.
We got to the Lion Hotel which is quite an old looking building from the outside but delightfully more modern inside.. A very busy place when we visited but great friendly staff who were very efficient... and the food was absolutely beautiful from a delciously varied menu.. Quite pricey though.. we had three full courses and drinks it came to between £50 - £60 per head but was absolutely worth it.. will visit again, excellent experience with old friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lion Hotel, built in the 18th century, was originally two establishments, namely The Giffard Arms and The Red Lion. They continued to have two different proprietors until 1850, when The Giffard Arms and The Red Lion was under a single proprietor and was presumably combined into one establishment. The name seems to have been shortened to The Lion by 1867.It was in The Red Lion that the Hon. John Byng was "put into a white-washed room, and got a miserable, neither hot - nor cold dinner" in 1792.The Giffard Arms was used as a magistrates court and the Magistrates and prisoners would enter by the now blocked off door on the far right of the building.In 1870 and for many years there were many different licensees for The Lion, including E. Bagnall and A. Bourne, and in 1937 the licensee was a Mrs Anne Ball. The combined premises subsequently had a spell as a "posh" Three Star Hotel (AA & RAC).A magnificent staircase was removed from the interior of The Giffard Arms in 1970.At present, The Lion Hotel is a Grade 11 listed building. ... more less
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